Gear Locations

This page provides up to date information on static gear operations within a particular sea area. Please note that the specified areas are for information only. We strongly suggest that mobile operators working in close proximity to the areas make contact with the vessel/s concerned in order to determine the precise locations of the static gear.

We work to encourage mutual respect between all sectors of the industry so as to avoid spatial conflict.

It is important that static gear is correctly marked; information regarding marking can be found here and here.

In May 2018, the Scottish Government announced new measures to improve requirements for static gear within 12 nm of Scottish baselines. It entails:

  • Issuing guidance setting out best practice for marking static gear
  • Introducing legislation to prevent marking gear with inappropriate items such as milk cartons and netted footballs
  • Requiring licensed fishermen to mark buoys etc. with the PLN
  • Requiring unlicensed fishermen to mark gear with a unique reference number provided by Marine Scotland

Please note, in order to update our website with new creel co-ordinates the following template (which can be found here) must be completed and sent to lianne@swfpa.com.

Aurora AH 17 Creel Co-ordinates – 9th of April 2021

9th April 20211617922800000 || 1617922800

Ashley AH 90 Creel Co-ordinates – 9th of April 2021

9th April 20211617922800000 || 1617922800

Asterion AH 15 Creel Co-ordinates – 9th of April 2021

9th April 20211617922800000 || 1617922800

Soph Ash Jay 3 LH 60 Co-ordinates – 03.04.2021

3rd April 20211617404400000 || 1617404400

Jas N 3 LH 50 Co-ordinates – 03.04.2021

3rd April 20211617404400000 || 1617404400

Usan Lass ME 50 & Sophie ME 20 Co-ordinates – 01.04.2021

1st April 20211617231600000 || 1617231600

Boy Gordon A 441 Co-ordinates – 01.04.2021

1st April 20211617231600000 || 1617231600

Still Game LH 222 Creels – 29.03.2021

29th March 20211616972400000 || 1616972400

Endurance AH 136 Creels – 26.03.2021

26th March 20211616716800000 || 1616716800

Usan Lass & Sophie Creel Readings – 23.03.2021

23rd March 20211616457600000 || 1616457600

Westro INS 20 Creels – 15.03.2021

15th March 20211615766400000 || 1615766400